Voters pass school budget, bus leasing proposition – May, 2016

Schuylerville Central School District residents passed a $34.1 million budget for the 2016-17 school year by a vote of 361 to 60 on May 17. Voters also passed the bus leasing proposition, elected one candidate to the Schuylerville Board of Education and elected two candidates to the Schuylerville Public Library Board of Trustees.

“We’re grateful to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to vote today,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ryan Sherman. “This outcome will help ensure that our students will continue to receive a high-quality education that our community can be proud of.”

The 2016-17 budget is 1.29 percent more than the budget for the current school year. It maintains the current education program with no increase in the school tax levy.

The bus leasing proposition passed by a vote of 362 to 57. It allows the district to lease nine 65-passenger buses, two 25-passenger buses and one handicap accessible bus for a five-year term.

The sole candidate on the ballot was elected to the Board of Education. Incumbent Michael Booth received 363 votes and will serve a five-year term.

In the public library board of trustees election, two residents were running for two available seats. Heidi Levin received 298 votes; and Laura Dooley received 345 votes.